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SumTotal 2019

September 4 - September 28

This unmissable, biennial exhibition by Art & Design faculty and staff brings diverse and delightful, multimedia and Milwaukee-made works of art to you. Free and open to the public.

Woven Images 2019

September 13 - October 31

Woven Images 2019 showcases  selected woven pieces from the Woven Structure and Introduction to Fibers courses in the Department of Art and Design.

From the Archives: Luminous Zone

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema presents...From the Archives: Luminous Zone

Fen

Fen

October 23 - October 27

Residents of England’s bleak coastal fens are cramped by grinding labor and economic oppression. Brief, fiercely resonant scenes depict – with powerful humanity – the desolate lives of these men and women.

Faculty Recital: Nicki Roman, Saxophone

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nicki Roman and Casey Dierlam Tse present an evening of music for saxophone and piano. Works by Marcos Balter, Lucie Robert, William Bolcom, Edvard Grieg, and more.

Classical Guitar Studio Recital

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guitar students from the studio of Rene Izquierdo present an evening of varied repertoire.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Peck School of the Arts music faculty join forces with the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players for an afternoon of rejuvenating and lush chamber music for strings and piano by Schumann and Turina and a new Viola Sonata by Peter Klatzow.

Milwaukee Composers Collective

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.

Crossing Over Opening Reception

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An exciting, eclectic annual exhibition that features artwork from some of the Peck School's most talented emerging visual artists across a wide range of mediums and covering a variety of topics.

You Are On Indian Land + Mohawk Nation

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema presents....YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND + MOHAWK NATION.

Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival

November 21 - November 23

More than 1,500 students gather each year for workshops with trained professionals, one-act and individual performance contests, showcase productions and exhibitors from theatre vendors to college programs.

High School Dance Days

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a UWM dance student!

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50 Shades of Opera Theatre – Exploring the Gray

November 23

Please join us as we explore applying the goals, tools and principles of opera theatre to repertoire of all vocal styles.

Dance Day Workshop

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with current students and professors and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Derek Jarman’s THE GARDEN (1990)

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writhing with sorrow and anger, and yet so vividly alive to the loveliness of being, Derek Jarman's "The Garden" (1990) is a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond. Presented by the LGBT Film/Video Festival on World AIDS Day.

From The Archives: BEFORE NEED

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema presents...From the Archives: BEFORE NEED.

A Piece of My Heart

December 4 - December 8

Experience the stories of six courageous women deployed to Vietnam as they struggle to make sense of their lives as civilians and make peace with the nation that shunned them.

Fall 2019 BFA Exhibition & BA Project Session

December 4 - December 14

The UWM Department of Art & Design presents its biannual exhibition showcasing the work of its graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts (studio) students and projects by the Bachelor of Arts students.

Classical Guitar Chamber Music Recital

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Students of Rene Izquierdo present a varied program of chamber works featuring the guitar.

Dance Composition I Showing

December 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

End of the term Dance Composition I Showing, where students share their accomplishments acquired in class during the semester.

Dance Composition II Showing

December 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Students share accomplishments acquired and moves mastered during this end-of-semester showcase. 

High School Dance Day

January 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a UWM Dance student. Matinee performance, meeting with the students and masterclasses are on the agenda for this exciting, immersive day in the studio.

Dance Day Workshop

February 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with the students and faculty and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance, celebrates its sixth season with Artistic Director Amanda Schoofs.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UWM Alumni clarinetist Orlando Pimentel and violist Matthew Michelic joins UWM's Piano Faculty Elena Abend

Concerto Competition Winners Concert

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The annual UWM Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition winners will be performing, in addition to orchestral works by Ravel and Weber.

Female Transport

February 26, 2020 - March 1, 2020

This stark, hard hitting drama details the journey of six women convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to hard labor in Britain’s penal colonies “down under.”

Trojan Women

March 4, 2020 - March 8, 2020

An enduring and searing portrayal of war and its aftermath-as relevant today as it was when it was first staged in 415 BCE.

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance, celebrates its sixth season with Artistic Director Amanda Schoofs.

UWM Opera Theatre Spring Production

March 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of World Premiere "mini-operas."

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UWM Spring Opera Production

March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A delightful celebration of emerging and expert musical talent that brings together Florentine Opera and Milwaukee Opera Theatre composers and Peck School of the Arts students to perform and produce a series of premiere "mini operas."

Pianist Nathan Carterette performs Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book I

April 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest Pianist Nathan Carterette returns to UWM in a recital presenting Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book I.

Clippert Plays Mozart & Beethoven’s “Eroica”

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and, to celebrate it, UWM Symphony will perform Beethoven's "Eroica".

Milwaukee Composers Collective

April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.

High School Dance Day

April 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with current students and professors and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Guest Vocal Recital

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest Baritone John Daugherty and UWM's Piano faculty member Elena Abend will perform a recital including Schumann's song cycle "Liederkreis" Op. 39.

#3 (hashtag cubed)

April 22, 2020 - April 26, 2020

This devised piece explores our current global political realities by relocating de Vega’s play from embattled fifteenth century Spain to present day.

Art and Design MFA Exhibition

April 24, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Art and Design MFA Exhibition with an opening reception and panel discussion with the artists.

Bonnie & Clyde

April 29, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Bonnie and Clyde went from small-town nobodies to Depression-era folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmare.

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

UWM Symphony Orchestra's season finale concert featuring Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.

Dance Composition III Showing

May 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Juniors in our department of dance present a showing of their best work from this semester's class, Composition III.

Hip-Hop Showcase

May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Peck School dance artists in this MKE-favorite end-of-semester hip-hop showcase. What's the point of learning new moves if you don't use them to dazzle/delight audiences?

Experimental Improvisation

May 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Experimental Improvisation, directed by Amanda Schoofs, presents an evening of freely improvised sound.

Dancemakers

July 24, 2020 - July 25, 2020

Dancemakers welcomes audiences into our studios to experience new works premiered by our master's of fine arts (MFA) students, alumni and community dancers.

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